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China University of Petroleum Gymnasium Special Supplement: Dongying: An `eco-city`on the historic delta
About Dongying

Dongying (Simplified Chinese: 东营; Pinyin: Dōngyíng) is a prefecture-level city in Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Located around the mouth of the Yellow River, Dongying borders Binzhou to the west, Zibo to the southwest, and Weifang to the south. The city's 350-km coastline borders the Laizhou Bay and the Bohai Bay to the east and north respectively.


The prefecture-level city of Dongying administers 5 county-level divisions, including 2 districts and 3 counties.

These are further divided into 43 township-level divisions, including 23 towns, 13 townships and 7 subdistricts.


The city was established in 1983, as a base for developing the Yellow River Delta and China's second largest oilfield, Shengli Field. The oilfield was discovered in 1964 near a small village called Dongying, which gave its name to the city.


Dongying is located on the banks of the Yellow River Delta. It has an area of 7,923 km².


A large part of the city's economy revolves around petroleum and the nearby Shengli Oil Field.

Industries include: petroleum, petrochemistry, saline chemistry, papermaking, machinery, electronics, construction, building materials, foodstuff processing, textile and light industries.



Dongying is home to one major University, China University of Petroleum, as well as several colleges and technical schools.

Sister City

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Dongying is a sister city to Midland, Texas, a city located in West Texas near the Permian Basin which is known for producing oil.

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Dōngyíng Shì
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Administration Type Prefecture-level city
City Seat Dongying District
(37°27′N, 118°28′E)
Area 7,923 km²
Coastline 350.34 km
Population 1,768,116 (2003)
- Total
- Per Capita
Major Nationalities Han - 99.75%
Hui - 0.119%
Manchu - 0.060%
County-level divisions 5
Township-level divisions 43
CPC Committee Secretary Shi Jun (石军)
Mayor Liu Guoxin (刘国信)
Area code 546
Postal Code 257000
(Dongying District)
(Other areas)
License Plate Prefix 鲁E
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